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Texas Longhorns in the NFL: Divisional Round recap, Conference Championships preview

Four Longhorns remain heading into the Conference Championship games.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Orakpo’s ninth season in the NFL came to an end on Saturday night against Malcom Brown and the Patriots. Brian Robison and the Vikings also moved on, except in a wilder fashion. And then there were four...

Let’s take a look at how the NFL ‘Horns fared in the Divisional Round. Plus, a look at who’s left as Conference Championship week is upon us:

Divisional Round

Saturday, January 13th

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons

Result: Eagles 15, Falcons 10

New England Patriots vs. Tennessee Titans

Result: Patriots 35, Titans 14

Malcom Brown (DT-NE): Brown had two total tackles in part of an impressive defensive performance by the Patriots.

Brian Orakpo (DE-TEN): Orakpo had two quarterback hurries and two total tackles in a losing effort.

Sunday, January 14th

Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints

Result: Vikings 29, Saints 24

Brian Robison (DE-MIN): Robison totaled two tackles including 0.5 tackles for a loss in a miraculous win.

Conference Championships

Sunday, January 21st

2:05 CT CBS

New England Patriots (DT Malcom Brown) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

5:40 CT FOX

Philadelphia Eagles (WR Marcus Johnson, LB Jordan Hicks*) vs. Minnesota Vikings (DE Brian Robison)

Note: Unfortunately, it will not be an all-Austin Westlake NFC Championship quarterback matchup as Drew Brees lost last week. But, both Nick Foles (Austin Westlake) and Case Keenum (Wylie-Albilene) will be representing the state of Texas in this quarterback matchup.

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